Where Did Peas Come From?
It is said that Peas come from the Mediterranean basin and the Near East. Peas have been cultivated for thousands of years. Peas have also been found in Syria, Turkey and Jordan, Egypt, and a variety of other place around the globe.
What Makes Peas a Healthy Choice?
As with all other legumes, peas are high in fiber. Peas also are high in minerals and vitamins such as; potassium, folic acid, Vitamin B. Peas have all 9 essential amino acids to make it a complete protein.
One little pea contains, get ready for it, 16 grams of fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. Peas help your body maintain blood sugar levels, by metabolizing the carbohydrates slowly.
Studies have shown that peas can help lower high blood pressure. They also have anti-inflammatory properties. It is also suggested that peas may help lower the risk of the stomach cancer.
Storing and Purchasing Peas
Storing peas is very easy to do. Dried peas can be purchased in bags, #10 cans, and in bulk. If stored correctly, peas can last around 7 years for optimal taste. Store in a cool, dry, dark place, and air tight container.